netgear cards?

David Gibson david at
Wed Aug 15 13:03:01 EST 2001

On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 07:11:17PM +1000, Steven Hanley wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 05:22:33PM +1000, David Gibson wrote:
> > As far as I know there isn't anything special about the DWL-650
> > compared to other Prism cards.  The troubles Anthony was having were
> > due to the changes in v0.08 firmware which is now handled by a patch
> > from William Waghorn.  Note that several things (including WEP) are
> > not supported on any of the Prism II cards.
> well I am using the card with the dwl 500 pci<->pcmcia adapter, it works in
> linux, whenever I try your driver it doesnt detect the card at all. (simple
> modprobe) the wvlan_cs from pcmcia-cs sort of works after a fashion. I have
> not tried to get either driver to run in the last two months. I will try your
> driver again tonight. If it doesnt work I will look at the wvlan_cs code and
> see why it can detect the DWL cards and not yours.

If you're just modprobe-ing the driver of course it won't detect
anything.  PCMCIA drivers don't probe for the hardware themselves -
instead they just register and are then bound to the device by the
PCMCIA subsystem.  So unless you use the PCMCIA config files to tell
cardmgr to use the orinoco_cs driver for your DWL-650, the driver will
never be instantiated.

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